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Why People With Blood Sugar Problems Have Emotional Imbalances

Long story short: every hormone is a chemical. And every hormone has an associated emotion attached to it. Think about cortisol: it is a stress hormone. In fact, most hormones are stress hormones, insulin included. Yes we need them to build and rebuild the bodies, but minimizing their utilization by the body by optimizing metabolic processes through nutritional therapy will lead to improved emotional states in the body.

Why is insulin a stress hormone? Because eating sugar is stressful on the body. Carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient. So they are to be consumed only in small amounts, as little as possible! The body treats the glucose released by carbohydrates as a toxin. Yes, glucose is toxic in excess amounts. Cancer cells, for example, are obligate glucose metabolizers. That is why any MD worth his salt will prescribe a low-carbohydrate diet to a cancer patient, so as to starve out the cancer cells. You can also starve out fungal infections in the body.

If you suffer from depression as a diabetic, now you know the cause. It is hormonal. Yes, all of us diabetics are hormonal. So we need to have war strategies to prevent these hormones from poisoning our bodies and giving us toxic emotional states which self-perpetuate themselves. Antidepressant pharmaceutical witchcraft will not help you. It will interfere with normal hormone systems and cause infertility as long as you use the poisons.

Alcoholics can be violent and angry because of they are poisoned by hormones/emotions. People with blood sugar issues can be the same way: angry, inexplicably harboring hatred and irritation, depressed, and so on. The solution is to remove the poisons and re-establish natural hormonal processes in the body.

Keep in mind that introducing exogenous hormones into the body down-regulates the bodies natural ability to create that hormone on its own. So if you give someone an insulin injection, you are telling the organs responsible for regulating insulin (pancreas, liver, etc) that they can go ahead and atrophy and go away, because they are not needed.

So minimize hormone therapy as best as you can to best remove chemical poisoning from your emotions and “medicines.” You can literally poison yourself with negative emotions. Here are some strategies to eliminate poisonous emotions (read my article about cortisol for more info.):

  1. Stop watching national news (they perpetuate fear, divisiveness, and baseless hatred amongst brothers)
  2. Go low-carb/keto if you are on insulin therapy.
  3. Switch your morning alarm clock away from stressful ringers and beeps, and more towards natural sounds like birds singing, harp music, waves crashing, water falling, etc. Rise gently in the morning.
  4. Synchronize your body with the rhythms of your environment. Rise at dawn and sleep at dusk. Pay attention to the moon and know its phase. Mind the Hebrew calendar and regard the wisdom of King Solomon, son of David, King of Israel: For every thing there is a time/season, a time for healing, a time for … For example, the Hebrew month of Iyaar literally means “G-d is my healer.” That would make that time of year a good time to heal!
  5. Avoid negative speech about others. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
  6. Avoid people that speak ill of others, unless it is absolutely necessary (like warning others not to be taken advantage of). Distance yourself from those who propagate hatred and fascination with abominations.
  7. Pray to G-d for wisdom. Trust in Him. Look for Him speaking to you in the world.
  8. Trust yourself more than you trust medical doctors. Better yet, be your own doctor. And use doctors as the limited sources of experience and information that they are – mere humans.
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Some Reasons for Blood Sugar Spikes in Type 1 Diabetes

  1. Living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 14 (2 decades) I have at times been puzzled by blood sugar spikes despite maintaining an A1C under 6%. The algebra equation I was originally provided by the endocrinologist only had 3 or 4 variables. But I have noticed there are really about 20, some of which I explain here.
  2. Dehydration: As we say in chemical laboratories, “the solution to pollution is dilution.” When your body is not holding enough water, glucose concentration in the blood rises because the volume of blood is low. Concentration = (quantity of glucose)/blood volume. Read my post about hydrotherapy for type 1 diabetes for the full scoop.
  3. Delayed metabolism of proteins and fats: About 10% of fats and up to 50% of proteins consumed can be converted to glucose through gluconeogenesis in the liver and skeletal muscle. Protein metabolism takes 2-4 hours. Fat metabolism takes 2-8 hours.
  4. Over-consumption of protein: The body can assimilate only so much amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) at any given time and any given day. I suspect this is around 100 grams max per day for a 150 pound person. I’ll need to investigate that quantity further. But regardless, when you eat more protein than your body’s cells need, the excess is converted to glucose through gluconeogenesis for storage (glucose is the building block of fat it seems).
  5. Strenuous exercise: This breaks down muscle through a process known as catabolism under certain conditions. It also increases absorption of insulin into the tissues – the lower level signals glucagon release and hence the release of glucose into the blood from the glycogen stores. The solution is not to overexert yourself. Moderate aerobic exercise is inherently fat-burning (ketone burning) and below the “anaerobic threshold,” the body won’t start releasing glucagon hormone to breakdown glycogen into unwanted glucose (which a T1D will struggle to assimilate without enough insulin supply).
  6. Stress: Stress in many forms can do sabotage your blood sugar. Read my post about cortisol for more info.
  7. Not enough sleep:

On the other side of the equation, just wanted to mention one reason for seemingly unexplained blood sugar drops (hypoglycemia in severe cases): Delayed release of insulin from injection site: As one example, insulin glargine (such as Lantus long-acting) is present as a crystal in the injection site. The crystals can accumulate and then suddenly dissolve as conditions in the body change (pH, hydration, exercise, etc.) Just keep in mind that some types of insulin build up in the tissues. In glargine specifically, it is injected as an acidic clear solution but then crystalizes in the alkaline environment in the subcutaneous tissue.

Just realize that insulin therapy is governed by a complex equation that is only an approximation. The body is a wonder created by HaShem (the Holy One of Israel). It is infinitely more complex than we can conceive. Hormone therapy in general is degrading and it is best to minimize and wean off it as best you can. Read my information about keto diet and optimizing insulin sensitivity to get started in the right direction. When you introduce an exogenous hormone such as insulin into the body, it immediately induces chemical (hormone/emotional) and electrochemical (disharmonizing) influence on more than one system and organ.

Also keep in mind that long-term insulin therapy has long-term deleterious side effects, even when one maintains ideal A1C levels.